Meet the Staff

Nico Deschner

Lead Pastor

Nico+ came to Canada in 2002 from Germany. Having pastored in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan in multiple churches of different streams, Nico was ordained into Holy Orders as a Priest in the Anglican Tradition in 2016. His desire is to see a revival in Spirit, Word and Sacrament making intentional space for the three streams in his leadership - charismatic, evangelic and historic.  He and his wife Nadira live with the conviction to see God’s Kingdom released in every sphere of influence and contend for unity within the body of Christ under the Lordship of Jesus. They fully embrace the adventure of life with their four Kids: Levi, Milena, Raphi and Rhianna. Together they love the outdoors, playing music, boardgames, laughing, good food prepared slowly and reading. God invited them as a family to bring the kingdom of God by providing full-time foster care. Nico is currently finishing his Master of Theology at Briercrest. He lives to kindle a joyful awareness of God’s goodness and restoration of God’s glorious church.

Kristen Adams

Children's Pastor

Kristen is honoured to serve as our Children's Pastor at Celebration Church. Her heart is to share the truth of the Gospel of Jesus to children along with teaching them about the Kingdom of Heaven and their identity as God's sons and daughters. Whenever she can, Kristen enjoys being outside with her family, rollerblading, snowboarding and a good day at the beach. She has 3 beautiful girls (Summer, Brooke and Harper) who fill her life with great joy and she is married to the man of her dreams, Matt. Together, it is their hope to encourage the people around them to fulfill their God-given dreams and for the revival of God's Holy Spirit to ignite the hearts of the people of Saskatchewan.

Tara Little

Youth and Admin Pastor 

Tara, with her husband of 16 years (Blair) and their two boys (Jaxon and Ollie) moved to Regina in 2017 they quickly found a forever family at Celebration Church. Tara joined the Celebration staff in June 2020. She now oversees our youth ministry alongside a variety of administrative duties. Tara loves being able to serve the body of Christ with her time and talents.  

Maureen Wiskar

Office Manager

Maureen has been attending Celebration/Glen Elm since 1979, and has been employed at Celebration for the last 7 years as the Office Manager. Her role is to do “all things financial”, as well as be the friendly voice over the phone, and at the front desk. She is also the person to see regarding facility rentals.

Warren Youck

Facilities & Property Manager

Having attended Celebration since July 2009, Warren came on staff as facility property manager in October 2013. He takes care of all equipment, the building and grounds. He also sets up for events at Celebration, alongside being the ministry head for both the Ushers and Men's Ministry

Micah Parkman

Worship & Communications Pastoral Intern

Micah and his wife Brianna moved to Regina in the summer of 2023, and he joined the staff of Celebration Church in September 2023. He graduated from Eston College with a Bachelors of Christian Ministry. He loves to play and write music, eat yummy food, spend time with his wife and friends, and to delight in what God has made. He heads up the Worship Arts and tech, as well as all communication lines in the church. 

Fred Hill

Interim Associate Pastor

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Brian Schmidt


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Gwen Friedrich

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